Person:Alfred Moffat (1)

m. 4 Jun 1852
  1. Robert Moffat1852 - 1871
  2. Thomas Graeme Moffat1854 - 1943
  3. Robert David Moffat1856 - 1930
  4. Janet Moffat1858 - 1932
  5. John Graham Moffat1860 - 1918
  6. William Moffat1862 - 1918
  7. James B Moffat1864 - Aft 1889
  8. Isabella J R Moffat1866 - 1885
  9. Walter Renwick Moffat1868 - 1930
  10. Roger George Moffat1874 - 1956
  11. Alfred Moffat1877 - 1942
m. 11 Aug 1909
  1. Janet Langdale Moffat1911 - 2007
  2. Annie Elizabeth Moffat1912 - 2005
  3. Clara Myrtle Moffat1914 - 1914
  4. Herbert Alfred Moffat1918 - 1996
  5. Dr. Graeme Francis Moffat1921 - 2006
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4][5][11] Alfred Moffat
Alt Name[6] Alf _____
Gender Male
Birth[7][6][4] 2 Oct 1877 Newtonville, Durham, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 11 Aug 1909 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canadato Myrtle White
Census[6] 5 Jun 1911 Enniskillen No. 3, Saskatchewan, Canada
Census[5] 1 Jun 1916 Enniskillen No. 3, Saskatchewan, Canada
Census[11] 1 Jun 1921 Enniskillen No. 3, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death[8][9] 4 May 1942 Estevan, Saskatchewan, CanadaSt. Joseph's Hospital
Burial[10] 7 May 1942 Frobisher Resthaven Cemetery, Frobisher, Saskatchewan, Canada

I have been unable to find Alfred in the 1901 census. I have used various spelling variants of both his first and last names.

My father (Graeme Moffat) has always said that the hard drought and depression years killed his father. The work and worry wore him down. Oil was not discovered on Alfred's land until year's after his death.

Following is his obituaryS8: It is with sincere regret we record the death of Alfred Moffat, Frobisher, which took place on Monday morning, 4th of May at St. Joseph's hospital, Estevan, aged 64 years and 7 months. Deceased had been in failing health for about two years but there was no evidence of anything serious; he entered the hospital on Tuesday 28th alto to undergo an operation for rupture; the operation was performed on Wednesday and the patient appeared to be progressing well; his wife and family visited him on Sunday and he was then considered to be on the road to recovery; on Monday morning they were notified of his turn for the worse and death came peacefully. Born in Newtonville, Ont. in the year 1878 (sic), he came to western Canada in March 1909 and settled in Frobisher district; in August of that year he was married at Moose Jaw, to Miss Myrtle White; four of a family were born to the union being: Janet (Mrs. Elmer Hume of Carlyle), Annie, at Matheson, Ont., Herbert at home and Graeme, a student at the University of Saskatchewan, at present at home.

The late Mr. Moffat was of a quiet and retiring disposition, not given to active participation in local organizations; he was a devoted husband and an indulgent father, exemplifying the type of citizen who built this new west; in farming he was successful and respected by all who knew him; his passing has left a void in the home where he was beloved; to his sorrowing wife and family the deepest sympathy is being extended. Deceased leaves two brothers, Thomas at Newcastle, Ont. and Roger at Frobisher.

The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon, 7th inst., service being conducted at the family residence commencing at 2:30 o'clock; interment will follow in Frobisher Cemetery.

Image Gallery
  1. Family Tree, in White Family Tree (G Clare White)
    Page A-2.

    Myrtle (White) spouse Alfred Moffat, born 5-7-1878, married 8-11-1909

  2. Family Tree, in E.F. White, Jr. Copy of Rhoda Johnston's Records
    Page 2.

    Myrtle (White) -- b. May 7, 1878 Beaver Valley farm m. Alfred Moffat,Frobisher Saskatchewan, Aug. 11, 1909.

  3. Family Tree, in Heather (Best) Mattinson with annotations by Janet (Moffat) Hume -- 1996
    Page 1 & 9.

    Page 1 -- children: 11) Alfred (1878-1942)
    Page 9 -- 11) Alfred Moffat (1878-1942) (Saskatchewan) married Myrtle Aunt Janet notes that Myrtle's last name was "White"

  4. 4.0 4.1 Walter Moffat household, in 1881 Canadian Census, LDS CD, Transcriptions. (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT84150-3400, 2001)
    Page 6 Family 29, 4 Apr 1881.

    Census Place: Clarke, Durham West, Ontario, Canada Source: FHL Film 1375878 NAC C-13242 Dist 128 SubDist C Div 3

    Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
    Walter MOFFAT
    M M 55 Scottish Scotland Occ: FarmerReligion: Presbyterian
    Aggnes MOFFAT
    F M 48 Scottish Scotland Occ: FarmerReligion: Presbyterian
    John MOFFAT
    M 19 Farmer O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian Church of Scotland
    William MOFFAT
    M 17 Scottish O <Ontario> Occ:Farmer Religion: Presbyterian
    James MOFFAT
    M 15 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Walter MOFFAT
    M 11 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Rodger MOFFAT
    M 7 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Alfred MOFFAT
    M 3 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Jennet MOFFAT
    F 20 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian
    Bella J. MOFFAT
    F 13 Scottish O <Ontario> Religion:Presbyterian

  5. 5.0 5.1 Alfred Moffat household, in Assiniboia (census division), Saskatchewan, Canada. 1916 Census of Canada, Prairie Provinces. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    1 Jun 1916.

    Name:Alfred Moffat
    Marital Status:Married
    Est. Birth Year:1879
    Home in 1916:09, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
    racial_or_tribal_origin:Scotch (Scotish)
    Relation to Head of Household:Self
    Household Members:
    Alfred Moffat37
    Hirtle Moffat37
    Janet L Moffat5
    Annie E Moffat3
    Robert H White42

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Alf Moffat census, in Assiniboia (census division), Saskatchewan, Canada. 1911 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    Page 14, 5 June 1911.

    Saskatchewan 207/ Assinaboia / 4 Townships 1 / page 14

    8 129 Moffat Alf M Head M Oct 1887 33 Durham Scotch Canadian PresbyFarmer
    9 129 Moffat Myrtle F Wife M May 1887 33 Gray English CanadianPresby
    10 129 Moffat Jennett F Daughter S May 1911 4 wks Sask ScotchCanadian Presby

  7. Family Tree, in Family Tree of White Family copied by Myrtle (White) Moffat 1936.

    Alfred (Moffat) -- Oct 2nd, 1877

  8. Sudden Death Claimed Alfred Moffat, in Alameda Dispatch. (Alameda, Saskatchewan, Canada)
    page 1, 8 May 1942.

    Note that Alfred's funeral was held on his widow's 64th birthday, May 7th, 1942.

  9. Funeral Card -- Moffat, Alfred.
  10. Gravestone, in Frobisher Resthaven Cemetery Video.

    Video of the stone on July 7, 2002 - Alfred Moffat 1877 - 1942

  11. 11.0 11.1 Alfred Moffat household, in Assiniboia (census division), Saskatchewan, Canada. 1921 Census of Canada
    1 Jun 1921.

    The transcription of this family is fanciful. Stoffet instead of Moffat, etc.

    District: Assiniboia; District Number: 214; Sub-District Number: 8; Eniskillen Municipality; Land Description: 16-3-3-2

    Name - Rel to Head - Sex - Marital Status - Age -Birthplace - Father's BP - Mother's BP - Nationality - Race - Religion - Occupation

    Moffat, Alfred Head M M 42 Ont Scotland Scotland Canadian Scotch Union (United Church) Farmer
    Moffat, Myrtle Wife F M 42 Ont England U.S.A. Canadian English Union
    Moffat, Janet Daughter F S 10 Sask Ont Ont Canadian Scotch Union
    Moffat, Annie Daughter F S 9 Sask Ont Ont Canadian Scotch Union
    Moffat, Herbert Son M S 3 Sask Ont Ont Canadian Scotch Union
    Moffat, Graeme Son M S 3/12 Sask Ont Ont Canadian Scotch Union